A Snowboarder’s Dream Truck

Nov 06, 13 A Snowboarder’s Dream Truck

Wintertime is quickly approaching. Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is next, then comes Christmas, and before you know it snow, ice and cold temperatures. People all over the country will soon be heading to the slopes, strapping on skis and snowboards and speeding down the snow-covered mountain trails.

Most of the ski resorts have lifts to bring them to the top, but what about the areas that don’t have this luxury? Well, that dilemma has been solved.

The following is brought to you in partnership with our friends at Top Speed.

Camburg Engineering and DC Shoes is bringing a 2014 Toyota Tacoma to the 2013 SEMA auto show. Remember the saying, “getting there is half the fun?” This truck is equipped with all the goodies to assist the winter sports minded athlete in their quest for a thrilling day, sometimes many days, on the mountain.

The Toyota was voted the truck to use by the fans of DC shoes and the concept was derived from the ideas of professional snowboarders. Additions to make this Tacoma winter sport ready include a large front-mounted and lighted snow blade, a sliding toolbox in the truck’s bed that can accommodate all the gear a snowboarder needs, a telescoping ramp for easy loading of a snowmobile onto a platform over the toolbox, and a pop-up tent mounted on the roof rack.

A roof mounted, 40-inch LED light bar will help the driver to see, even in blizzard conditions. The General Grabber tires will maneuver the Toyota through just about any wintry condition. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V-6 engine producing 236 horsepower, and 266 pound-feet of torque.

Inside the Tacoma is an in-dash iPad mini and an integrated charging station for all your electronics, like cell phones, laptops, and cameras. The station is powered by a separate battery system other than the regular battery that powers the engine. It also includes an all-weather, wireless Scoshe boomBottle, for an outside concert feel while taming the slopes.

In a statement from Dan Hartloff, events and partnership manager for DC shoes, he said, “Our fans loved the concept of the snowboard-ready Tacoma, and the real-life version will blow them away. This Tacoma would add a new level of intensity to any practice session or impromptu ride with friends.”

If you’re not too into the snowboarding or skiing adventure, Toyota Tacoma offers the basic truck. Depending on your needs and preferences, it comes in single, double, and crew cab styles, multiple bed lengths, and two or four wheel drive traction. Starting price for the basic truck is $17,875 and ranging up to $28,000, depending on the options chosen. There is also an after-market bolt-on supercharger available for the V-6, to add a little wallop to your ride. It can be installed at any local Toyota dealer.

Image Credit: TopSpeed.com

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My Name is Gerard Leblond. I was born in 1961, and grew up in Maine. I am happily married to a wonderful wife. Have been working construction since my dad put a hammer in my hand when I was five. I have a son, daughter, step daughter, and two step sons. I have many grandchildren Besides writing for redOrbit, I enjoy writing stories in the hopes of one day becoming a published author. I also write computer programs, make graphic designs and build and code computer games. I am a huge sports enthusiast, with racing as my favorite. I grew up in Maine, moved away with my wonderful wife for several years, and now have returned and once again reside in Maine.

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